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CHAPTER Saf-C 6000 STATE FIRE CODE
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
Department of Safety
James H. Hayes Bldg.
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
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Authorized by NFPA
or by the federal or
PLEA5E NOTE: THI5 CODE MAY BE OUTDATED.
Check with your local authorities for the current codes.
Statutory Authority: RSA 153:5; RSA 153:10-a, III; RSA 153:14, IV; and RSA 158:28, V(a)
PART Saf-C 6001 DEFINITIONS
Saf-C 6001.01 Definitions . When used in any part of the state fire code, the tenns enumerated in this part shall be
defined as set forth herein, unless a different meaning is specifically included in the text:
(a) “ANSI” means the American National Standards Institute.
(b) “Approved” as used in these rules and codes adopted by reference means:
(1) Determined to be acceptable by the state fire marshal;
(2) Installed in accordance with all applicable provisions of the code adopted; and
(3) In reference to appliances, that they have been tested and found suitable for installation and use by a
nationally recognized laboratory acceptable to the state fire marshal.
(c) “Approved detection system” means a combination of smoke and heat detectors providing detection in
occupied rooms and designated hazardous areas of the building. Detectors are interconnected electrically and the entire
system is electrically monitored and has a battery back-up system.
(d) “Automatic fire warning device” means a single station type detector powered by house electricity and listed
by a testing laboratory approved by the state fire marshal.
(e) “Authority having jurisdiction” or “fire official” as used in any code adopted by reference means the state fire
marshal, unless the state fire marshal has delegated such authority to the local fire official.
(f) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of the New Hampshire department of safety.
(g) “Code official” as used in any code adopted by reference means the state fire marshal, unless the state fire
marshal has delegated such authority to the local fire official.
(h) “Cultural properties” means buildings, structures or sites, or portions thereof, that are culturally significant, or
that house culturally significant collections. Such properties include, but are not limited to, museums, libraries, historic
structures, and places of worship.
(i) “Exception” means the inapplicability of a specific rule to a specific set of circumstances.
(j) “Local fire official” means the fire chief of the applicable jurisdiction, or his designee.
(k) “Multi-unit dwelling” means any structure, which contains 2 or more single units, which provide permanent or
transient living facilities which might or might not include cooking and eating facilities, for one or more persons. This
term includes but is not limited to rooming houses, dormitories, motels, hotels, apartment buildings, buildings which
contain condominium units, duplexes and houses.
(l) “NFPA” means the National Fire Protection Association.
(m) “State Fire Code” means the compilation of all rules inclusive in Saf-C 6000.